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8GB Barnes & Noble Nook HD 7" WiFi Tablet (Refurbished) EXPIRED

DJ3xclusive 71,444 October 16, 2013 at 08:02 AM in Deal of the Day (10) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 10-21-2013 at 09:03 PM View Original Post
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1SaleADay via eBay has 8GB Barnes & Noble Nook HD 7" WiFi Tablet (Refurbished) on sale for $69.99 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Specs:
  • OMAP 4470 1.3GHz Dual-Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • 7" 1440x900 Display
  • WiFi N
  • Android 4.0 OS

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Edited October 21, 2013 at 08:02 PM by DJ3xclusive

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#61
Quote from jimboman78 View Post :
Does B&N allow for rooting of tablets and installation of CM, or is it still illegal?

I'm interested in an HD or HD+ (mostly an HD+), but the inability to run the Amazon App store without hacking it (and breaking the law) is holding me back.
If it is your tablet I think you can do whatever you want to it without it being considered "breaking the law". Perhaps I am wrong.

To your concern, the Amazon Appstore can easily be added with a simple modification. There is no need to change the OS or even root the tablet to do it. Of course you can also easily do either if you prefer.
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#62
Quote from jimboman78 View Post :
Does B&N allow for rooting of tablets and installation of CM, or is it still illegal?

I'm interested in an HD or HD+ (mostly an HD+), but the inability to run the Amazon App store without hacking it (and breaking the law) is holding me back.
Not "illegal" or "breaking the law" if you mean that literally but they don't support the practice and if you brick your tablet doing something like that they won't warranty it.

The nooks are all open to the Play store though. So, as far as I know, you could install the Kindle app.
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#63
Quote from jimboman78 View Post :
Does B&N allow for rooting of tablets and installation of CM, or is it still illegal?

I'm interested in an HD or HD+ (mostly an HD+), but the inability to run the Amazon App store without hacking it (and breaking the law) is holding me back.
I would have recommended rooting to stock Android or flashing to any CyanogenMod roms if you had purchased the Nook before the latest update which now allows access to Google Play store...which means you can now download almost any Android app you wanted/needed as long as it's compatible with your device.

However, rooting can help you remove some of the "irremovable" apps that comes loaded with the Nook HD and allows some "incompatible" apps to work since your device will end up being an "Android tablet" rather than as a "Nook tablet".

Also, you can always leave the device as it is and just install CM on a microSD card and dual boot between stock Nook and flashed CM rom.
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#64
Quote from joannayoung1984 View Post :
I would have recommended rooting to stock Android or flashing to any CyanogenMod roms if you had purchased the Nook before the latest update which now allows access to Google Play store...which means you can now download almost any Android app you wanted/needed as long as it's compatible with your device.

However, rooting can help you remove some of the "irremovable" apps that comes loaded with the Nook HD and allows some "incompatible" apps to work since your device will end up being an "Android tablet" rather than as a "Nook tablet".

Also, you can always leave the device as it is and just install CM on a microSD card and dual boot between stock Nook and flashed CM rom.
+1
Excellent answer. Exactly what I did with my Nook HD+ Got a 32GB micro SD and loaded CM with dual boot option. This is the safest and provides best of both worlds and does not alter device or void warranty.
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#65
just received my hd+ from urlhasbeenblocked after long time waiting. How can the internet browsing speed so slow? Other devices at home all work well. Is it a known problem?
Apps updating speed also super slow.
Also has the HD. While it's browsing speed is quite OK. So do the ipad, PC and a notebook.
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Quote from hollytree View Post :
just received my hd+ from urlhasbeenblocked after long time waiting. How can the internet browsing speed so slow? Other devices at home all work well. Is it a known problem?
Apps updating speed also super slow.
Also has the HD. While it's browsing speed is quite OK. So do the ipad, PC and a notebook.
don't know but could be initial updates taking longer. I'd try a system software/firmware update first.. If it's like my Android HDMI stick it will gradually improve once everything gets updated. I wish this was on Amazon Prime, I wouldn't hesitate. Can't stand waiting several weeks when BF is so close.
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#67
A few observations.

--I have the HD and the HD+. In my experience, the HD has less lag running stock, particularly browsing. I'll guess because it is pushing fewer pixels but who really knows.

--The HD can be used with one hand, the HD+ not really.

--You can hack stock to sideload without rooting. See XDA. Why do this? Because apparently you can accidentally change some base level files when installing certain root apps that cause the stock Nook to become unstable. Just doing the sideload hack prevents this.

--You can run roms off SD. This leaves the stock rom intact (including the above sideload hack). Because of the lag on stock I'm running CM Jellybean on the HD+ from a 32gb SD (the biggest Class 4 Sandisk, the recommended card for this), and because of the no lag I'm running the HD stock (with a 64gb card).

The HD really is about as good as any other 7 inch tab out there, if you don't need frills like camera and GPS, and for 70 bucks is in Chinatab territory.
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#68
That's a pretty sweet deal, got mine when it was selling for $80.
Installed CM10 as soon as it arrived and have been loving it ever since. I considered the HD+ as well but considering g my usage, the HD is the better fit + the specifications are pretty identical so I reasoned that the HD would be a smoother experience because of the lower resolution.
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#69
I have a Nook HD+ running CM 10.1.3 (emmc)

It's fantastic. Ultra sharp screen, and the kinks have pretty much been worked out. Not bothering with 10.2 until it's stable, because this ROM is so damn good. Lag is minimal at worst, and rarely seen. I have maybe 60 apps installed. Wi-fi range is adequate throughout my house, which is a fairly decent sized house and the router is in the basement. I've heard that the HD has less lag than an HD+, and that makes sense, seeing as it is the exact same GPU pushing 50% fewer pixels. So, even though this CPU is clocked 200 mhz lower, it probably will be a bit more responsive than an HD+.

For $70? An unbelievable deal. I'm thinking about getting another one, and taking my kid's iphone 4 away and selling it (we ipoded it). He'll be happier, and I'll make money on the deal.
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#70
Quote from l2yangop View Post :
Anyone have experiance rooting these? I want to put cynanogen on it...
I jumped on the $80 deal a few weeks back and found it really easy to put cyanogenmod using the instructions provided on

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2317500

Hope this helps!
(By the way you don't have to follow the entire instructions... you can ignore anything from "Make baseline backup" and down)
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#71
Quote from johnnyblades View Post :
weird. i have the opposite experience. both touchpad and nook have very good wifi connections, but the Nook connects way faster than the touchpad. i've never had either of them drop the signal.
Quote from powerslave12r View Post :
+1.

It may have something to do with your router rather than the nook.
I've got an alert set for routers. nod
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#72
Looking for a tablet to use as a second screen (extend desktop from Windows laptop).
Would this be suitable or should I look at the 10" HD model?
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#73
Quote from magoomba View Post :
Looking for a tablet to use as a second screen (extend desktop from Windows laptop).
Would this be suitable or should I look at the 10" HD model?
that made me think, a rare event. Since Metro tiles work best with a touchscreen it would cool to have a touchscreen remote with splashtop or something to control this. Use the laptop as a HTPC to a big screen with this Nook as a fancy remote.
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#74
I bought one of these refurbished before and it just broke on me all the time. And the one time I really needed it for class, it let me down.
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#75
Good deal but 8GB is not that much memory and you can never be so sure with a refurbished product
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